Observation 73613: Tomentellina fibrosa

When: 2011-08-07

Collection location: Bradley Estate, Canton, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Karakehian (Jason Karakehian)

Specimen available

Found on the underside of a rotten but still hard oak log. The patch is about 2.5 cm.

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sorry for the poor quality pics here.

Proposed Names

80% (1)
Used references: Fungi of Switzerland Vol. 2
Tomentelloid fungi of North America by Larsen
Based on microscopic features: The occurence of long septate cystidia which can be seen under a dissecting scope.
The margin is fiberous with a few rhizomorphs.
The size and ornamentation of the spores
The dimitic hyphal system

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I don’t think that’s a good fit for this one…
By: Jason Karakehian (Jason Karakehian)
2011-10-06 14:07:12 EEST (+0300)

Hi, thanks for you comment. I’m not sure if it’s a good fit for this one as the microscopic features of this collection matched well with the description in the reference that I used which was Fungi of Switzerland vol. 2. I could be mistaken though and apart from the very fuzzy appearance of Trentepohlia aurea in the pictures you sent me via that link, the colors do look very similar. I’ll research Trentepohlia aurea and see what it looks like microscopically. Either way, thank you for turning me on to a new fungus! Best -Jason

mybe something else (Trentepohlia aurea) or not, not an expert
By: BubikolRamios
2011-10-06 08:22:03 EEST (+0300)

see this: http://agrozoo.net/...
google allso finds similar images under that name.

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